News From The River

 

News From The River

 

The Tongariro River

Long recognised as New Zealand’s premium fly fishing river.

We fish it everyday.

Waders Breathable and Neoprene

Waders, Magnum,Scierra, Redington neoprene and breathable. Magnum waders made in N.Z for over 30 years, come in Black,Olive,Camouflage off the shelf or made to order for the odd shaped ??, seams which are glued not stitched these waders will only last about 30 years...

Fishing slowed down

Fishing slowed down

Tongariro Fishing Report , 11th June Finally I am pleased to say the fishing has slowed temporarily (as opposed to continuous reports of great fishing). Do not despair the reason being low river flow, clear water (probably. With bad weather predicted next week, watch...

Ty Wheel

Ty Wheel

Fly Tying, Tywheel -  Google it or refer to pictures here, magnetic so flies, scissors, hooks, etc stick to the wheel. We have one available at $180 plus postage, ( tying vice not included). Comes in a beautiful presentation box, an ideal gift.

Sunray Czech Nymph lines

Sunray Czech Nymph lines

Sunray Czech nymph lines, rules have changed in the Taupo area, a 6 m leader is the maximum length now, attached to a fly line. Sunray Czech nymph lines are a zero weight fly line, these work better than a length of nylon, no memory, do not stick to your rod when wet,...

Fresh Rainbow

Fresh Rainbow

This Fresh Run Rainbow Tongariro River Trout caught 2nd June, the past week had been a little slow, in other words you needed to move about to find the run of fish which went upstream the previous week, this morning 4th June it appears another run of fish was on the...

Best Brown to date

Best Brown to date

Local Angler Lawrence caught this magnificent Brown today 28th May, the condition factor in excess of 63, weighed 8lb. I have said they appear to be getting better and better, well here is proof, I am very envious. Oh, and that was his first Brown !, I believe the...

Large Brown trout

Large Brown trout

Brown Trout Tongariro River May 27th 2017, this was one of three large Browns caught same day along with a number of Rainbows This Brown trout typical of what has been caught since November with little sign of them slowing down it seems. The great condition of the...

Redington Sonic Pro waders and Prowler wading boot

Redington Sonic Pro waders and Prowler wading boot

Redington Sonic Pro Waders, featured in Tackletrade magazine. Attached  wading belt, built in gravel guards, internal pocket, hand warmer Coupled with the Prowler Wading boot, featuring a wide fit, sticky rubber sole. Redington a U.S company  have been making waders...

Fishing Report for Easter 2017

Fishing Report for Easter 2017

Tongariro River Rains The Rains came but not as predicted, maximum flow rate was some 150 cumecs, the week prior to Easter there was a controlled release for a week which was fantastic for the Tongariro We are / have been hearing awesome fish reports big Rainbows and...

Sunray Lines are Amazing

Sunray Lines are Amazing

On a recent windy day a friend and I fished the Tongariro for a couple of hours in a wide upper river pool, we each caught 4 or 5 fish, was almost time to leave, I invited Mike to try my 5wt with a Sunray 5 wt floating line, I used his gear a 6 wt with a regular...

New age Fly Fishing !

New age Fly Fishing !

We are forever on the look out, for anything new and innovative, Fly Fishing in particular, of course. As a convert to Czech Nymphing some time ago, instructed by one of the Worlds Best (and still learning) was recently introduced to Sun Ray Lines for Czech nymphing...

5 – 6lb Rainbows Trouts!

5 – 6lb Rainbows Trouts!

Where did summer go ?, very interesting fishing on the Tongariro at present, I have seen pictures of 5 - 6lb rainbows, pods of 50 fish in the Major Jones, bagged good numbers recently, lost a couple of good Browns. If the stories of smelt gorging fish are true there...

New age Fly Fishing !

New age Fly Fishing !

We are forever on the look out, for anything new and innovative, Fly Fishing in particular, of course. As a convert to Czech Nymphing some time ago, instructed by one of the Worlds Best (and still learning) was recently introduced to Sun Ray Lines for Czech nymphing...

Echo Rods and Tim Rajeef

Echo Rods and Tim Rajeef

Saturday 5th November, at Tongariro Lodge with Tim Rajeef talking about his Echo Rods, casting instruction etc thoroughly enjoyed by all,  dispelling a lot of the myth around fly rods , great to see the maker put his products where his mouth is. There was a selection...

Try one, you will buy it

Try one, you will buy it

Instead of waxing on about them in the tackle shop, I have given people the opportunity of  casting one on the river, the interesting thing is they want to keep casting because they cannot believe how far these lines can go, effortlessly. These lines sell themselves....

Tongariro Fly Fishing going off !

Tongariro Fly Fishing going off !

This past week has seen some big numbers of Trout in the Tongariro, Anglers catching 8 to 10 + good fish. A friend and I catching and releasing 8 + fish in less than an hr losing a few as well. I am not interested in big numbers but occasionally is fun, naturals,...